Appendix A. Installation and Help

As of this writing, Animate isn’t yet a commercial project. Adobe offers a free preview so that web builders can put Animate through its paces and provide feedback for the team that’s building the Animate of the future. In spite of its immaturity, Animate, as it is now, can help you build some great animated features for your web pages. One of the things you might find lacking is help and support. This appendix is here to help you get Animate installed and to point out some places where you can find some help. After all, even Lewis and Clark had guides to help them in their explorations.


This section was based on Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7. Your mileage may vary if you’re using a more recent version.

Edge Animate System Requirements

The Preview version of Edge Animate runs in Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6. That means Windows XP and Mac OS 10.5 and below are not supported. For those of you who are interested in such details, Animate is a 32-bit application but will run on 64-bit machines, too. Adobe has not listed any other requirements, but Animate doesn’t seem to require a lot of processing power or disk space. If your system can comfortably run a web browser and another application, like a photo editing program, at the same time, you won’t have trouble with Animate. The Windows application folder requires less than 100 megabytes. The Mac version comes in under 120 megabytes.

Installing Edge Animate

Installation of the Preview version of Animate is ...

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